The Best YouTube Downloader and Converter
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YouTube?s default file format is MPEG4 (.mp4) ? which works well for most people and most devices. However, if you want to convert YouTube videos to a free and open-source file type Ogg files may be the best choice for you.
What is Ogg?
Ogg files (.ogg) are free, open video file formats that provide efficient streaming and editing of high-quality digital multimedia. The Ogg file format was created and is maintained by the Xiph.org Foundation.
Ogg vs. MP3
The purpose of Ogg files was originally to provide an open-source alternative to MP3 files. The developer of MP3 files claimed that they were entitled to royalties for any commercial use of MP3 files, so Xiph.org Foundation looked to create a free alternative. Ogg files audio file size is smaller than MP3 with the same audio quality.
Ogg files contain chunks of data called ?pages?. These are similar to other multimedia files that use layers that each contains information about the audio or video in the file.
How to Convert YouTube to OGG
The easiest and fastest way to convert YouTube to OGG is to use a YouTube downloader and converter. There are a number of downloaders that work with YouTube, but I?m going to focus on one: YTD Video Downloader.
How To Convert YouTube Videos with YTD Video Downloader
To download YouTube videos and convert them to other file types, follow theese steps:
- Download YTD Downloader here.
- Open YTD Downloader and paste the URL of the video you want to convert.
- Select where you want to save the file. Once you?ve saved the video you can click on the Convert tab in YTD Downloader and convert the file to a number of different formats.
Converting YouTube videos to Ogg files is a fairly simple process. Once you?ve converted the video, you can use the .ogg files however you want without the drawbacks of .mp3 or .mp4 files.